Ever since I was bit by the 1911 bug, I've had a yearning for an older, "classic" 1911. This Colt 1911 WWI 1918 reproduction seemed like the way to go, and after a thorough cleaning and oil change, I'm guessing the fit and finish are probably about what it was 92 years ago. The slide to frame fit is tighter than I expected for a $1k 1911, but trigger is awful at about a 200#. Before ordering this pistol, I had been discussing with Bac and two other 1911 afficionados in using this as a donor for the likes of which a Ted Yost or Chuck Warner could turn into a sweet shooting pistol. The focus will be almost entirely dedicated to the internals; but being a lefty, an ambi-safety is on the list (ugh), and most likely having the slide detailed to dress up the roll markings. There's $1,200 left in the budget for gunsmith work. When the weather warms up it's off to the range to measure accuracy and gauge satisfaction quotient. Bac, you may want to post your Yost as a reference for our friends. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!